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Court in Arkansas Reverses Drunken Driving Conviction over Checkpoint

The Arkansas Supreme Court has overturned a man’s driving while intoxicated conviction, agreeing with the state Court of Appeals that it resulted from an unconstitutional sobriety checkpoint. Justices reversed Jeremy Whalen’s 2014 conviction that followed his arrest at an Arkansas …

Former New Mexico County Manager Files Suit after Being Axed for 3rd DWI

A former top western New Mexico county official fired after her third drunken driving arrest just two days into her new job has filed a lawsuit. An attorney for former interim Cibola County manager Rheganne (RAY’-gun) Vaughn says in court …

New Mexico Governor Wants Judges Eyed in DUI Cases

Authorities will step up roundups of drunken-driving fugitives in New Mexico and citizen watchdogs will one day monitor state judges who are routinely lenient on drunken-driving suspects under a plan unveiled Monday by Gov. Susana Martinez. Speaking in front of …

North Carolina Driver Charged with DWI Twice in Same Day

Officials in Asheville, North Carolina said a woman was charged with driving while impaired twice in the same day by the same sheriff’s deputy. Area media outlets report warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate’s office show 24-year-old Brittney Lashaun Box …

Austin Cracking Down on Drunk-Driving Police Officers, Staff

Officers and support staff who drive drunk face dismissal in a stricter DWI policy applying to those who enforce the law, Austin, Texas, police Chief Art Acevedo said. Acevedo announced the updated policy to the department’s 2,300 sworn law enforcement …

Texas Troopers Make Hundreds of DWI Arrests

Texas troopers made nearly 1,700 driving-while-intoxicated arrests in a special enforcement period that included Labor Day weekend. The Texas Department of Public Safety on Oct. 8 announced results of the anti-drunken driving push over an 18-day period. Additional patrol hours …

New Jersey High Court Upholds Reliability of Alcotest

New Jersey’s Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the breath test used in drunken driving cases. Wednesday’s order by the court upholds the use of Alcotest, which replaced the Breathalyzer more than a decade ago. The test has been …

South Carolina Judge Throws Out DUI Over Police ‘Blow Hard’ Order

A defense lawyer says a ruling by a Columbia city judge could affect driving under the influence cases across South Carolina. The judge threw out breath test results because the police officer told the suspect to blow hard into the …

New Mexico Drunken Driver Sues Buddy, Restaurants

A repeat drunken driver convicted in a crash that killed two teenagers has sued his drinking buddy and two Santa Fe restaurants that served him alcohol. James Ruiz, 37, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in New Mexico District Court and is …

New Mexico Governor Proposes Tougher DWI Penalties

Gov. Susana Martinez is calling for tougher penalties for repeat drunken driving in New Mexico, including allowing authorities to seize their cars. The Republican governor recommended the proposals Tuesday in her state of the state speech to a joint session …